Renewals are Signs of Good Things to Come for a Number of Schools

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January 25, 2013 The relationship with your authorizer is critical to the existence of your school. Never is that more apparent then when your school is up for re-authorization. It is important to pursue opportunities to share positive information with your authorizer on a regular bases to maintain a consistent flow of positive reinforcement to them. I encourage you to also share information and invite the school board members, who will ultimately vote on your school's renewal, to your schools.

I'd like to congratulate two schools who were recently re-authorized for another five years. Aspire University Charter School was renewed by the Sylvan Union Elementary School District in the Modesto area with a unanimous vote. Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado (ETA) Academy was not only renewed on a unanimous vote from Madera Unified, but their relationship is so strong their vote came as a result of being listed on their consent agenda. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Please be sure to pre-register for our upcoming regional meetings. We will include all pre-registered names in a raffle to win a $10 gift card.

As a reminder, the Modesto area meeting we will have a special guest, Assembly Member Kristen Olsen who represents Modesto and other nearby areas and also sits as Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. This meeting is once again being held at the Stanislaus County Office of Education on Monday February 4th from 9 am to 12 pm at 1100 H St Modesto, CA 95354. Please pre-register

In the Fresno area meeting we will be discussing ways to recognize the successes happening in Central Valley schools and pursue ways of increasing our visibility on a statewide level including the Association's annual conference. This meeting will be held on Tuesday February 5th from 9 am to 12 pm at the University of California, Fresno Center at 550 E Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93710 in the Inyo/Kern room. Please pre-register

In the Bakersfield area meeting we will be discussing ways to organize support for our existing schools and look for opportunities for continued charter school growth in Kern County. This meeting will be held on Thursday February 7th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Kern County Superintendent of School's Larry E. Reider Education Center at 2000 K St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 room # 201 The parking entrance is located on 20th street and guests are to park on the 3rd level. Please pre-register.